Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Back to Work Outfit

blazer-J.Crew(similar here), blouse-Anthropologie, pants-Uniqlo(similar here), loafers-G.H. Bass, necklace-Bauble Bar(similar here), watch-Wegner

I featured this blouse in my "Back to Work Buys" post, and voila here it is in action! This is a very "me" outfit. We have a cropped pant, bright blazer, button-down, and pattern mixing galore. With this statement necklace and my go-to brown loafers it's almost like this could be a "Bernadette" costume sold at Party City come Halloween time. I could have tried to pull off something new and different for my return to work, but I think in general when you're transitioning (either back into something, or starting anew) it's best to go with what you KNOW works outfitting wise. It leaves one less thing to fret over.  It'll be a bit of a challenge with work-wear here over the next month or two as my body transitions and a new season starts. I may end up buying a few dresses to get me through spring, and as I work my way back into my pre-pregnancy size.*

*Here's the thing with losing the baby weight... True, I'm not comfortable at my current weight post-baby, nor with my diminished fitness level (I used to bust out 10 quick burpees like no one's business this time last year) but, another very pressing concern with my body is that I can't fit into the majority of my wardrobe, which I've put in a lot of time, money, and effort. So, I'm not body-shaming myself when I speak about losing weight in this context. Instead, I'm being realistic. I gained weight during my pregnancy (duh) and I'm in the midst of slowly coming back to a weight, shape, and strength that works for me. 

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